About the parklands

We are expanding parklands to create the 2,778-hectare marram baba Merri Creek Regional Parklands, stretching from Campbellfield to Beveridge. The parklands will provide more green open space for communities in Melbourne’s growing north, protect native plants and animals and strengthen  cultural heritage.

Traditional Owners of the land, the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung people, refer to the land as marram baba meaning ‘body of mother'.

Where will the parklands be located?

The parklands run along Upper Merri Creek on Wurundjeri Country, about 30 kilometres north of Melbourne’s CBD.

They will link trails, open spaces and conservation areas in existing reserves. The expanded walking and cycling trail will extend popular Lower Merri Creek trails.

The natural environment will provide access to healthy outdoor activities and open spaces.

Map of marran baba Merri Creek Regional Parklands Map

When can I visit the parklands?

You can visit marram baba Merri Creek Regional Parklands now. New park areas and facilities will open in stages from 2023.


Government commitment to create a ring of parkland around Melbourne

November 2018

Planning phase

2019 – 2022

Community consultation – Stage 1


Community consultation – Stage 2


Cultural values study by Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation

Late 2023

Final Future Directions Plan

Late 2023

Loop trail at galada tamboore and structural upgrade of pedestrian bridge

Late 2023

We are planning the parklands in partnership with Traditional Owners and public land managers. Together we will work with stakeholders and the community to deliver the new park.

More information

For more information go to Engage Victoria

Contact the Suburban Parks Program team at marrambaba.merricreek@delwp.vic.gov.au

Page last updated: 06/07/23